It Takes a Village

August 6th, 2003

“It takes a village to raise a village idiot.”

– Cooper Wiseman

14 Responses to “It Takes a Village”

  1. comment number 1 by: simple simon

    Sean ,it looks like your some kind of leader here so did you read that message from one of your disciples about “mobbing for a good cause” .Great idea .You would get a lot more support and recognition .Wasnt comparing all americans to your war mongers.Ill track your progress and if i can see that your gatherings are worthwhile ill try to promote it in Ireland. Or maybe i was right about you lot .Hope not!!

  2. comment number 2 by:

    This is leaderless. I’m just reporting on these things; other people are making them happen.

  3. comment number 3 by: too_rowdy

    see philadelpha inquirer 8/7/03 for their story on flashmobs.

  4. comment number 4 by: Jan Van Herck

    As a Belgian tourist in Amsterdam, there was written on a big wall :

    “My work is everything for me, but not the only thing”

    “Mijn werk is alles voor mij, maar niet het enige”


  5. comment number 5 by: vinmega

    Whats up with the lack of alerting about last nights flash mob? Can you let me know when there will be another one? WHat the fuck?

  6. comment number 6 by: e in NYC

    Where is the “flash” in flash mobs. It was supposed to be more spontaneous, now everyone has got the schedules all worked out for days in advance… and worst of all people are starting to try to take this in a political direction…

    Flash Mobs are over already. Its done, its ruined. its in the ny times now.

    It will keep going, particularly in Europe, but for those of us from NYC, alas its over.

  7. comment number 7 by:

    Dear “vinmega:”

    First of all, which of last night’s flash mobs are you talking about? London? Toronto? New York? Others that I’m not even aware of?

    In order to be notified of a flash mob, you need to either sign up for the announcement list maintained by the organizers of that flash mob, or you need to keep up with Web sites like, which post announcements about all flash mobs that they find out about.

    There are literally hundreds of flash mobs being organized all around the world, and as I said twice before in cheesebikini postings, I won’t attempt to post all the announcements. Any coverage of flash mobs that I post from now on will just involve the most compelling flash mob news, and not simple publication of invitations.


  8. comment number 8 by: Nikorasu

    I just read about flash mobs and all this nonsense you guys are up to. Thanks for restoring my faith in humanity. Where can i sign up?

  9. comment number 9 by: Nikorasu

    oh yeah, about the signing up thing I actually read the rest of the comments and figured it out. hehe…anyways, simple simon remove the stick form out of your ass. i promise you will be less grumpy. then try getting laid. that helps too.

  10. comment number 10 by: Anonymous

    everyones so angry… just have fun and enjoy it.

  11. comment number 11 by: Philly

    Sign up for the Philly flash mob to take place September 5th by e-mailing

  12. comment number 12 by: Ron

    I just want to sign up to participate in one in my area. Is there a database that is starting that asks about a persons location? I don’t care about being notified of flash-mobs in CA or Arkansas.

    Sorry, I’m new to this but have not seen a way to participate.



  13. comment number 13 by: rob

    whats the point of all this flash mobbing get a life this thing has spread to england a gang of folk turning up at sofa store for no reason at all. have i missed the joke cos i dont see any punchline. it just seams like annoying people being really really annoying.

  14. comment number 14 by: foosh's blog

    Once again.

    Apparently this needs to be said a second time, and much as I tire of it, I guess I’m the person to do it. Notice the gender neutrality. Here goes.